Friends and valuative--On Making Friends
Everyone needs friends,and if you fail to make friends,you should examine yourself and see if there is something wrong with your personality.
May be you have social faults such as snobbishness,talkativeness and using slang etc. which drive away your new acquaintances.Whatever your social faults may be,look at them honestly and make real effort to correct them.
To be friendly you must feel friendly.Cheerfulness is the basis of friendliness.A cheerful people smiles.A smile is a magnet which draws people.Smile at someone and you are almost sure to get a smile in return.
A friendly person does his best to make a stranger feel at home,wherever he happens to be.Put yourself in the other fellow's place and make them feel welcome.
Try to remember names.It makes your new acquaintances feel happy when you call them by their names.It gives them the feeling that they have made an impression on you and that mean something to them because you remember them.
If you don't agree with other people on a certain matter,you should appear to be friendly.Don't argue,but discuss.You always lose friends if you argue too much.
A friendly person thinks of others,and doesn't insist on his own "rights".People who refuse to consider others have few friends.
Finally,don't treat people only according to their social positions.Really friendly people respect everyone at all times.
1.snobbish adj. 势利的
如：It is strange that he should fall in love with such a snobbish girl.
Jane feels she can never compete with these snobbish, elegant people.
2.talkative adj. 喜欢说话的，健谈的，多嘴的
如：She became more and more talkative as the evening went on.
Giddy and talkative; foolish.
3. Cheerful 开开心心的
如：Whether she is sick or fine, she is always cheerful.
His cheerful manner belied his real feelings.
4.valuative adj. 估价的